Police Chief’s Wife Sentenced to Jail
AVON LAKE, Ohio — The wife of a local police chief was sentenced to jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge in Avon Lake Municipal Court.
Elaine Freeman was ordered to serve ten days beginning Dec. 10.
She was also fined $250 and must cover court costs.
Freeman was arrested on Sept. 16 at a Kohl’s in Avon.
Her child was with her at the time.
According to reports, she took several clothing items and a wall decoration.
When Fox 8 News reached out to North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman after the arrest, he said the matter is a “personal family issue” that he is working on with his wife.
North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock also said Elaine Freeman’s arrest will not impact her husband’s job.
This was Elaine Freeman’s second arrest.
She was arrested last November for a similar charge at the Target in Avon.